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News December 21, 2019
Australia stalls on climate action
In Copenhagen in 2009, Australia took a leadership role in the fight against climate change. Ten years on, at COP25, the winds have changed.
News December 14, 2019
Labor changes message on coal
In an attempt to win back Queensland voters, Anthony Albanese expressed support for coal exports this week, confirming that Labor’s path back to government remains fraught.
News December 21, 2019
David Savage’s Comcare case
New information confirms mistakes were made in the lead-up to the suicide bomb attack that left David Savage severely injured, but questions remain about who should take responsibility.
News December 07, 2019
AusAID bomb victim’s treatment ‘a disgrace’
After seven years, David Savage finally received compensation for injuries sustained in Afghanistan. Defence dismissed a video of his attack as not relevant, but used it for training.
News November 30, 2019
Security agencies investigating Chinese spy claims
Despite the furore over new allegations of Chinese espionage and interference, experts are urging a cautious response, saying there are many questions yet to be answered.
News November 23, 2019
‘I’m the tip of the iceberg…’
Charleene Mundine has battled for months trying to find out how thousands of dollars disappeared from her children’s NDIS account.
News November 16, 2019
Scott Morrison imposes discipline
Scott Morrison has gone on the front foot, rewriting the cabinet handbook and setting the agenda for how decisions in his government will be made.
News November 09, 2019
ASIO officers broke law on warrant
The agency’s watchdog, tasked with unravelling the breach, has echoed growing concern about flawed and confusing new anti-terror laws.
News November 02, 2019
Former AFP chief eyes water officials
New Murray–Darling Basin inspector-general Mick Keelty is pushing for tough expanded powers to get answers from those responsible for the river system’s chaos.
News October 26, 2019
Morrison government paid empathy consultant $190,000
In a week of senate estimates marked by obfuscation, one official revealed the cost of teaching bureaucrats to interact humanely with farmers facing drought.
News October 19, 2019
Albanese juggles Labor frictions
While the ALP pushes for reform of its troubled NSW branch, the opposition leader faces dissent from federal allies aligned to the party’s Right faction.
News October 12, 2019
Crackdown on large cash transactions
While the government’s proposal to restrict large cash payments is intended to limit criminal activity, opponents of the bill – including some of the Coalition’s own MPs – warn the legislation could ensnare ordinary citizens.